This is no Sooners v Buckeyes, that was a no brainer. A little more challenging decision here.
Reasons to root for Sparty – Watch Brian Kelly’s purple head explode, fun to see Sparty stick a dagger in ND again and again, good for reputation of BIG conference, helps ND look weaker in Midwest recruiting battles, and always fun to watch obnoxious Irish fans hang their heads in dismay.
Reasons to root for the Domers – See Mark D look grim and pissed, takes Sparty off the “we’re back” belief after 2 MAC wins, helps us look stronger in state of Michigan recruiting, and just fun to watch the Sparty fans with an inferiority, little brother complex get it stuck to them.
My Pick – Tough call. Screw Sparty, and to hell with Notre Dame. Hate them both with a passion. Would like to see a close game with glaring mistakes on both sides, and the two teams inflict pain (no severe injuries) on each other. Ultimately – I just love seeing Notre Dame lose. May as well have MSU win before we take them down in 3 weeks. Very, very slightly rooting for Sparty – but no big deal if they lose.
Interested in others perspective.